RiRi Hearts MAC Collection Fall 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches

riri hearts mac collection fall 2013

Today is the day! You can officially purchase the new RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection at North America MAC stores, then it’s launching at other locations and online on October 3rd. It’s a comprehensive collection, with eyeshadow palettes, new lipsticks, a RiRi Woo Lipglass, and more.

riri hearts mac fall 2013 collection

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection 2013

From MAC:

Rihanna premieres her perfect palette of lavish fall colour – a range of decidedly daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin highlighted with Diamonds Cream Colour Base and Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good.

Let’s check out what I tried a little closer! This is a comprehensive review, so get settled in… [Read more…]

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

opi pink of hearts collection 2013


Every October, OPI does something special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I bring you this year’s Pink of Hearts Collection.

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2013, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Susan G. Komen®. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. Let’s take a closer look!

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More than a Glimmer, Pink-ing of You

Inside Pink of Hearts 2013, you’ll receive two shades; More than a Glimmer (limited edition shade with both micro and macro matte glitters in a rainbow of colors), and Pink-ing of You (soft pink creme). Additionally, there are 10 pink ribbon decals, and 10 decorative crystal decals to help you create your own special look.   [Read more…]

MAC Indulge Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

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I know this review is a little behind on the collection release date, and I’m so sorry! I like to really try things out, and sometimes it takes me a little longer than others to get through certain collections, especially when they’re larger. I thank you in advance for your patience, and let’s get on with it!

Decadence is the name of the game with the MAC Indulge Collection, where “no taste is too extravagant”. With smoldering eyeshadows, Cremeblend Blushes that just flush the skin, come-hither Lipglass and Lipsticks, and gilded and bright nail colors—here we go.


mac by design feed the senses sweet succulence lipstick

By Design, Feed the Senses, Sweet Succulence

Of the five lipsticks available, I have three of them; Feed the Senses, By Design, and Sweet Succulence. The three could not be any more different! ($15 each)

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Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case Review, Photos, Swatches

urban decay anarchy face case

The Anarchy Face Case is the second installment of Urban Decay’s new collection of Face Cases, and it sure is a beauty. The first one, Shattered seems a little more girlie than sassy like Anarchy. Another difference is that this one will be a Sephora exclusive for holiday and it’s limited. If you like what you see, try not to wait too long!

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Anarchy Face Case

Like Shattered, Anarchy is the ultimate all-in-one palette. It’s bi-level, and on the top you have five eyeshadows, a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion (aka, best black eyeliner pencil ever), and a Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Pencil in Scandal (which is a limited edition shade). On the bottom level, there are two blushes, a highlighter, and the gloss pencil peeks through so you can access it from the bottom too. The top of the white case is adorned with a pretty baroque-inspired design and a silver embossed UD logo. [Read more…]

FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” Collection by All Lacquered Up Review, Photos, Swatches


I’m elated about this collection! New at Sally Beauty this month, you’ll find the FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” Collection by All Lacquered Up in stores for a limited time. Does All Lacquered Up sound familiar? It should! The brains behind this gorgeous collection is who I consider the original nail polish blogger, Michelle Mismas.

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FingerPaints A Pair Affair Collection by All Lacquered Up

For years, I’ve looked to Michelle as my resource for the ins & outs of every nail polish she reviews, as she’s super meticulous and doesn’t miss a single detail. And wouldn’t you know? Her keen eye for detail also plays out with her very own collection with FingerPaints! Not only am I happy to support one of my own, but it makes me even happier that this is a solid quality collection, which Michelle developed with FingerPaints personally. A Pair Affair is ALL Michelle, from the shade names, the colors themselves, and even the display it’s sitting on at Sally stores. I know how discerning Michelle is, so I don’t doubt she put her heart and soul in this, and it shows. Major kudos, Michelle! Let’s take a closer look at the shades.

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (Relaunch) Review, Photos, Swatches

urban decay heavy metal glitter eyeliner collection

Bring out your inner glam rocker with the relaunch of Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners! These originally launched years ago with five shades, but in addition to new packaging with this relaunch, you’ll find two new shades in the Heavy Metal lineup. I have to admit, even if glitter isn’t my thing, these are pretty sweet.

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

This revamped collection of seven shades features the same signature Heavy Metal formula—super ultra-fine glitter in a transparent gel base fortified with peach and cucumber extract to condition the skin, and carrot extract to smooth and soften. The packaging is a little different though. The revamped packaging has a decorative lightning bolt on the front of the tube, and the top is a shiny gunmetal cap with the UD logo embossed on the top. [Read more…]

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Review, Photos, Swatches

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In the past week, I’ve had a lot of fun with the new Urban Decay holiday collection, but this product has had me coming back for more—the Shattered Face Case. This all-in-one palette has everything for eyes, lips, and cheeks, and is limited edition—go get it while you can! Let’s take a closer look…

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Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Urban Decay’s first palette ever was a Face Case, but that was over 10 years ago, so I’m totally stoked to see the return of these multi-tasking wonders. There’s a second one, the Anarchy Face Case (Sephora exclusive), and my review for it will be coming soon (update: review is here). But in the meantime, see what makes this one my fave! Currently, these are all exclusive shades you won’t find anywhere else—with the exception of the eye liner and lip gloss pencils. [Read more…]

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

mac retro matte lipstick collection

I love a good matte lipstick, and thankfully there are a few in the MAC Retro Matte Collection. These new shades have the same signature finish as the highly touted Ruby Woo (which I’ve been wearing for years), and last on my lips much longer than the average lipstick. Normally I’m stuck retouching every 3-4 hours, but with these Retro Mattes, I can get 6-7 hours of wear. Pretty impressive! On the flip side, these babies can be a little drying. They’re not quite as drying as other mattes I own, but I still experience it to a lesser degree.

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Steady Going, Runway Hit, Dangerous, Relentlessly Red

Another positive—even though they’re a little stiff and dry, they seem to glide on a little smoother than other mattes, but I still have to use my lip brush for detailing my lip line. I usually don’t wear lip liner, but there are corresponding Retro Matte Lip Liner shades for those lip lining beauty buffs out there. Let’s take a closer look! [Read more…]

Jordana Cosmetics 12HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

jordana 12hr made to last eyeshadow pencils

Jordana Cosmetics recently released their new 12HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencils at Walgreens ($3.99 SRP), and I’ve had my eye on them ever since. I’m so happy that I finally have them to share with you, I think you’ll find at least one you like—if not most of them!

The Made To Last pencils are chubby eye pencils that are super-creamy and long-lasting, with four being matte, and four having a shimmer finish. They’re water-resistant, and can be used as liners, eyeshadows, or eyeshadow bases, and require a chubby sharpener. Let’s take a closer look…

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Eternal White, Stay-On Black, Tenacious Brown, Continuous Almond

The Made to Last Pencils are quite soft, so try not to push too hard with them, or they may smoosh. They’re not too soft, but I think they’re right on the border, so to be on the safe side—try to use a softer touch with them. It doesn’t take much pressure to get a lot of pigment! [Read more…]